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Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

Inspire young people whilst representing and promoting Newcastle University.

Your Responsibilities

Our outstanding and committed team of Student Ambassadors support a wide range of recruitment and aspiration-raising activities and events throughout the year, both on and off campus. The position offers the opportunity to develop important transferable skills, including:

  • working at the University Open Days and Offer Holder Days
  • leading campus and accommodation tours
  • taking part in on-campus events for local school/college students/prospective postgraduate students
  • developing recruitment-related publicity and marketing information e.g. blogging, social media posts etc.
  • developing resources for recruitment activities, including subject-specific material
  • representing the University at a range of off-campus higher education recruitment events
  • delivering presentations/activities in local schools/colleges/postgraduate recruitment events

Applications from all Newcastle University undergraduate and postgraduate students are very welcome, but we would be especially interested in applications from students in Music, Pharmacy, Sport, Nutrition, Science, Engineering or Agriculture.

Newcastle University is committed to a diverse representation of students, especially those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and other under-represented groups.  We particularly welcome applicants from these groups to assist the University in recruiting students from under-represented groups.


  • Paid position - £10.09 per hour (£9.00 per hour plus £1.09 holiday pay per hour worked)
  • Insight into working with young people, teachers, and other students
  • Excellent subject specific and general work experience to add to your CV
  • Make contacts within the University and the region
  • Flexible working around your studies

Skills you could develop as a Student Ambassador

You could develop many skills but particularly:

  • personal enterprise and confidence
  • communication
  • teamwork
  • planning and organising

How to Apply

Applications are open now!

The deadline for submission is 12 noon Friday 11th October.

Interviews will be taking place on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019, and successful candidates will be required to attend a compulsory training session on Wednesday 6 November 2019 (for which they will be paid). Successful candidates are legally required to provide identification for Right to Work (RtW) and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks before they attend the compulsory training session. Details on documents to be provided for DBS checks can be found here, and for RTW checks here (see Annex A).